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Jan 4, 2013 3:00am PST
. [announcer] laura mckenzie's traveler will be right back. momomomomomomore information on, visit me online at... china is home to one of the world's oldest living civilizations. as the local villages and population of china grew, so did the governing empires. royal families ruled for generations, and with each new family came new architecture, religious temples, lavish palaces, and beautiful countryside retreats. each dynasty left its mark on china's history. is it colorful? oh, yeah. is it exotic? [chuckles] you bet. is it historical? well, this bridge dates from the ming dynasty. what do you think? as with any government in power, someone else wanted it. so each chinese empire had a need for protection. to keep the invaders out, the chinese started the practice of wall building over 3,000 years ago, and the construction of one of the world's most famous fortifications began. originally several different walls, it was eventually united as one. the morning mist. isn't that beautiful? and right over there, i can see my first glimpse of the great wall of china. ooh, this is so exciting. the gre
Jan 10, 2013 3:00am PST
string. so there's a balancing act here as the clock winds down. >> i think that's right. i don't think we're looking at a second and third-string problem at this point. jack lew is by any measure a first-string civil servant. but i think your broader point is correct. you think about the bush administration. you saw hank paulson come in at treasury, bob gates at defense. i think both proved to be important in their roles. that doesn't need you need quite the same changeover. one lien is that the predecessors were considered failures. tim geithner's tenure has been controversial but i think broadly speaking what he did to write the financial system will be considered a tremendous achievement in the annals of economic policy-making. but again, they are in something of a rut, i think, in their economic policy-making at this point, and particularly in their approach to dealing with republicans. a lot of that, i'd say frankly the bulk of that blame falls on the house republicans and john boehner. but it's nevertheless a case that they just put somebody into the treasury department who they
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